Pronunciation: rākt
n.1.An implement consisting of a headpiece having teeth, and a long handle at right angles to it, - used for collecting hay, or other light things which are spread over a large surface, or for breaking and smoothing the earth.
2.A toothed machine drawn by a horse, - used for collecting hay or grain; a horserake.
3.(Mining) A fissure or mineral vein traversing the strata vertically, or nearly so; - called also rake-vein.
Gill rakes
(Anat.) See under 1st Gill.
v. t.1.To collect with a rake; as, to rake hay; - often with up; as, he raked up the fallen leaves.
[imp. & p. p. Raked (rākt); p. pr. & vb. n. Raking.]
2.To collect or draw together with laborious industry; to gather from a wide space; to scrape together; as, to rake together wealth; to rake together slanderous tales; to rake together the rabble of a town.
3.To pass a rake over; to scrape or scratch with a rake for the purpose of collecting and clearing off something, or for stirring up the soil; as, to rake a lawn; to rake a flower bed.
4.To search through; to scour; to ransack.
5.To scrape or scratch across; to pass over quickly and lightly, as a rake does.
Like clouds that rake the mountain summits.
- Wordsworth.
6.(Mil.) To enfilade; to fire in a direction with the length of; in naval engagements, to cannonade, as a ship, on the stern or head so that the balls range the whole length of the deck.
To rake up
a - To collect together, as the fire (live coals), and cover with ashes
b - To bring up; to search out and bring to notice again; as, to rake up old scandals.
v. i.1.To use a rake, as for searching or for collecting; to scrape; to search minutely.
2.To pass with violence or rapidity; to scrape along.
Pas could not stay, but over him did rake.
- Sir P. Sidney.
n.1.(Naut.) The inclination of anything from a perpendicular direction; as, the rake of a roof, a staircase, etc.
v. i.1.To incline from a perpendicular direction; as, a mast rakes aft.
Raking course
(Bricklaying) a course of bricks laid diagonally between the face courses in a thick wall, to strengthen it.
n.1.A loose, disorderly, vicious man; a person addicted to lewdness and other scandalous vices; a debauchee; a roué.
An illiterate and frivolous old rake.
- Macaulay.
v. i.1.To walk about; to gad or ramble idly.
2.To act the rake; to lead a dissolute, debauched life.
To rake out
(Falconry) to fly too far and wide from its master while hovering above waiting till the game is sprung; - said of the hawk.
- Encyc. Brit.
Noun1.rake - a dissolute man in fashionable society
Synonyms: profligate, rip, roue, blood
2.rake - degree of deviation from a horizontal plane; "the roof had a steep pitch"
Synonyms: slant, pitch
3.rake - a long-handled tool with a row of teeth at its head; used to move leaves or loosen soil
Verb1.rake - move through with or as if with a rake; "She raked her fingers through her hair"
2.rake - level or smooth with a rake; "rake gravel"
3.rake - sweep the length of; "The gunfire raked the coast"
4.rake - examine hastily; "She scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi"
5.rake - gather with a rake; "rake leaves"
6.rake - scrape gently; "graze the skin"
Synonyms: crease, graze
To dream that you are using a rake, signifies that work will never be accomplished unless you do it yourself. To see others raking, denotes that you will be happy on the well-being and livelihood of others. To see a broken rake in your dream, signifies that some illness or accident will interrupt your plans, resulting in its failure.Casanova, Don Juan, Lothario, aim at, angularity, ascend, backset, bank, barrage, be promiscuous, beat, blast, blitz, bombard, bounder, bring up, cad, cannon, cannonade, cant, card, careen, chase women, clear, climb, cog, coin money, collect, comb, commence firing, commit adultery, crag, cultivate, culture, curry, cut, debauch, debauchee, decline, delve, descend, dig, dig up, dip, dissipate, draw together, dredge up, dress, drop, eliminate, enfilade, fall, fall away, fall off, fallow, fang, fertilize, find, fire a volley, fire at, fire upon, force, fornicate, fusillade, gallant, gather, gather in, gather together, gather up, gay deceiver, gay dog, go downhill, go uphill, grade, grate, graze, grovel, gruel, hackle, harrow, hatchel, heckle, hoe, inclination, incline, jag, keel, lady-killer, lath, lean, leaning, leaning tower, lecher, libertine, list, look all over, look everywhere, lover-boy, make, masher, mere shadow, mortar, mulch, open fire, open up on, paper, peak, pecten, pepper, philander, philanderer, pick up, pitch, playboy, plow, pop at, probe, prodigal, profligate, projection, prune, pull in, rail, raise, rake out, rake up, rakehell, ransack, rascal, ratchet, recall, remove, resurrect, resuscitate, retreat, rifle, rip, rise, roue, rounder, rummage, sawtooth, scoundrel, scour, scrape, scrape together, scrape up, scratch, screen, search, search high heaven, shadow, shake, shake down, shaving, shell, shelve, shoot, shoot at, sidle, sift out, skeleton, skirt chaser, slant, slat, sleep around, slip, slope, snag, snaggle, snipe, snipe at, soup, spade, spire, splinter, sprocket, spur, steeple, strafe, streak, swag, sway, swing, swinger, take aim at, thin, thin out, till, till the soil, tilt, tip, tooth, torpedo, toss, tower of Pisa, turn inside out, turn upside down, unearth, uprise, vein, voluptuary, wafer, walking phallus, wallow, wanton, weed, weed out, whore, wolf, woman chaser, womanize, womanizer, work, zero in on
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